The Silence Stages

Since 2005 I have been visiting more than 430 ancient greek and roman theatres around 18 countries, taking photographs and information. These blog is dedicated to all that experience.

Desde 2005 he visitado más de 430 teatros y odeones, griegos y romanos en 18 países, tomando fotografías y recopilando información. Este blog está dedicado a toda esta experiencia.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Augusta Praetoria (Aosta)

AUGUSTA PRAETORIA (Aosta), ancient Regio XI, modern Italy.
COORDINATES: 45º44’18.83’’N // 7º19’20.42’’E
TIPOLOGY: Roman theatre.
DATE: First I A.D.
CAPACITY: 4.000 spectators.
CAVEA: Facing Nort-Northwest. 59,6 m. diameter. It´s not known how was exactly the maenianum, buy rows in ima were divided in 3 cunei.
ORCHESTRA: 18,8 m diameter including bisellia (12,7 m.)
STAGE BUILDING: The scaenae frons is very well preserved, one of the best in the ancient world; it´s rectilinear and had two storeys. Proscaenium with 3 curved and 2 rectangular niches; there’s aulaeum remains. Pulpitum was 45,5x6,9 m.-8,45 including proscaenium-.
LOCATION: The ancient theatre is in Aosta old town. 120 klm. north from Torino.
MY BEDSIDE TABLE: Tosi, Giovana; “Gli edificio per spettacoli nell’Italia romana”. Roma, Quasar, 2003. // Courtois, Catherine; “Le bâtiment de scène des théâtres d’Italie et de Sicile”. Providence, Louvain-la.Neuve, 1989. // Sear, Frank; “Roman theatres: an architectural study”. Oxford University Press, 2006. // Ciancio Rossetto, Paola; Giuseppina Pisani Sartorio (eds); “Teatri Greci e Romani: alle origini del linguaggio rappresentato”. Rome: SEAT, 1995. // Izenour, George. Roofed Theaters of Classical Antiquity. Yale University Press, 1992. // “Teatri antichi nell’area del Mediterraneo”. Palermo, I Quaderni di Palazzo Montalbo, 2004.

OUT OF PRINT: A journey to the Alps, not for climbing mounts or ski. Like Anibal crossing the Alps, but not in an elephant, the Spanish king do not let live them, in a Fiat, from Switzerland to Italy, the roman steps dyed white.

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